From September 2014
The photo book Noonday can be regarded as a sequel to Annelies Štrba’s Shades of Time, published almost twenty years ago by Lars Müller Publishers. The photographs show intimate moments in the life of the artist’s family, everyday situations and seemingly insignificant moments captured on film. They confront the viewer with the human urge to remember and inability to forget as they evoke in his mind’s eye similar images and memories from his own past. While Shades of Time focused on Štrba’s own children, Noonday shows photographs of her grandchildren. The images display the children sleeping, in the forest or other places and thus preserve graceful moments of life. With a subjective and yet documentary gaze, Štrba halts the passing of time, oscillating between closeness and distance, relishing the moment recorded while cognizant of its ineluctable transience.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
17.3 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 344 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-388-7, Englisch€50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00From September 2014
Ethics of the Urban
The City and the Spaces of the Political
Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi
In collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Design
Is democracy spatial? How are the physical aspects of our cities, houses, streets, and public spaces—the borders, the neighborhoods, the monuments—bearers of our values? In a world of intensifying geo-economic integration, extreme financial and geopolitical volatility, deepening environmental crises, and a dramatic new wave of popular protest against both authoritarian government and capitalist speculation, cities have become leading sites for new claims on state power and new formations of political subjectivity. This volume brings together perspectives from history, sociology, art, political theory, planning, law, and design practice to explore the urban spaces of the political. A selection of contemporary photography from around the world offers a visual refl ection of this timely investigation.
Contributors include: Michael Arad, Diane Davis, Keller Easterling, Gerald Frug, Mohsen Mostafavi, Chantal Mouffe, Erika Naginski, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Loïc Wacquant, Krzysztof Wodiczko.
MOHSEN MOSTAFAVI, an architect and educator, is the Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 368 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-381-8, English€50.00 / $60.00 / £40.00From September 2014
Nicholas HawksmoorSeven Churches for London
Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi
Photographs by Hélène Binet
British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (approx. 1661–1736) is recognized as one of the major contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture. Nevertheless, there is insufficient visual documentation and analysis of his work. Nicholas Hawksmoor: Seven Churches for London reconsiders his architecture in relation to urbanism. The publication focuses on a series of important London churches the architect designed during the early part of the eighteenth century. The key distinguishing features of these churches are their spires, each designed with different qualities and motifs. While Hawksmoor was inspired by the ancient history of architecture, his work was considered radical and contemporary in its day.
Photographer Hélène Binet was specially commissioned to document the various aspects of the seven remaining London churches. Her immaculate black and white photographs demonstrate the beauty of Hawksmoor’s architecture with special attention to the variety of scales, sites, interiors, textures, and materials.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
24 × 30 cm, 9½ × 11 ¾ in, 112 pages, approx. 50 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-348-8, English€38.00 / $50.00 / £30.00From September 2014
Max Bill's View of ThingsDie gute Form: An Exhibition 1949
Edited by Claude Lichtenstein and the Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich
The special exhibition Die gute Form, put on by the Swiss Werkbund (SWB) at the Basel trade fair in 1949, was an event that caused a furor far beyond Switzerland’s borders. The renowned architect, designer, and graphic artist Max Bill was the mastermind behind the idea and personally selected the exhibits and designed their setting. Eighty exhibition panels showed consumer objects of exemplary design, from a teacup to the jet plane. Bill recognized the emerging, American-style commodity aesthetic that was making inroads into Switzerland and postwar Europe and sought to confront it with a specifically “Swiss” aesthetic shaped by a desire to create long-lasting forms.
This publication documents Bill’s initiative by presenting the 80 original exhibition panels, which are part of the design collection at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, and Ernst Scheidegger’s photographs of the installation places this famous design show in a theoretical and design-historical context, examines its background, and creates a link to the publishing house’s first publication from 1983.
22 × 30 cm, 8 ½ × 11 ¾ in, 160 pages, approx. 120 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-30778-372-6, EnglishEnglish,
ISBN 978-3-30778-339-9, German€33.00 / $45.00 / £27.00From Sep 2014
German,€33.00 / $45.00 / £27.00From Sep 2014
From September 2014
Genealogy of Modern ArchitectureA Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton
Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions. The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a new standard work in architectural education.
KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 320 pages, approx. 500 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-369-6, English€36.00 / $45.00 / £30.00From September 2014
Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts
Life in the digital economy of information and images enriches us but often induces a sense of being overwhelmed. Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts considers the impact of technology by exploring ways it was addressed in the practice of the Hungarian polymath artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946), a prominent professor at the Bauhaus and a key fi gure in the history of Modernism. Moholy-Nagy felt that people needed guidance to cope with the onslaught of sensory input in an increasingly technologized, mediatized, hyper-stimulating environment. His ideas informed media theorists such as Walter Benjamin, John Cage, Sigfried Giedion, and Marshall McLuhan, who anticipated digital culture as it emerged. Should we then regard Moholy-Nagy as a pioneer of the digital? His aesthetic engagement with the technology/body problematic broached the notions of immersion, interactivity and bodily participation, innately offering a critique of today’s disembodiment. Was he then both a pioneer and a proto-critic of the digital? This book is intended to introduce this seminal figure of post-medial practices to younger generations and, by including responses to his work by contemporary artists, to reflect on the ways in which his work is relevant to artistic practice now.
21 × 29,7 cm, 8 ¼ × 11 ¾ in, 112 pages, approx. 80 illustrations, hardcover (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-434-1, GermanNo,
ISBN 978-3-03778-433-4, English€30.00 / $40.00 / £25.00From Sep 2014
No,€30.00 / $40.00 / £25.00From Sep 2014
From September 2014
100 Years of Swiss Design
Edited by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Christian Brändle, Renate Menzi, Arthur Rüegg
100 Years of Swiss Design offers a new perspective on Switzerland’s achievements in furniture and product design. The book presents the essential historical designs in chronological sequence, from the regional roots of the early days around 1900 to the globalized network of today. Thirty essays by known experts shed light on themes typical of their times in word and image. Beside the design process, manufacturing techniques, distribution, and reception, the changing roles of the designer — from mediator between form and function, entrepreneur, social worker, to branding architect — are examined. Featuring one hundred key works from the Designsammlung, the world’s largest collection of Swiss design, this reference work is the first to present and discuss a comprehensive show of Swiss designers’ achievements, from the anonymous to the famous.
With essays by the editors and Claude Enderle, Meret Ernst, Fredi Fischli, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Sebastian Hackenschmidt, Christof Kübler, Peter Lepel, Claude Lichtenstein, Anne-Claire Schumacher, Christina Sonderegger, Klaus Spechtenhauser, Stanislaus von Moos, and Sophie Wirth-Brentini.
21,6 x 32,4 cm, 8½ × 12¾ in, 352 pages, approx. 700 illustrations, hardcover (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-441-9, EnglishEnglish,
ISBN 978-3-03778-440-2, German€55.00 / $70.00From Sep 2014
German,€55.00 / $70.00From Sep 2014
From September 2014
Bucky Inc.Architecture in the Age of Radio
Bucky Inc. offers a deep exploration of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s work and thought to shed new light on the questions raised by our increasingly electronic world. It shows that Fuller’s entire career was a multi-dimensional refl ection on the architecture of radio. He always insisted that the real site of architecture is the electromagnetic spectrum. His buildings were delicate mobile instruments for accessing the invisible universe of overlapping signals. Every detail was understood as a way of tuning into hidden waves. Architecture was built in, with, for and as radio. Bucky Inc. rethinks the legacy of one of the key protagonists of the twentieth-century. It draws extensively on Fuller’s archive to follow his radical thinking from toilets to telepathy, plastic to prosthetics, and data to deep-space. It shows how the critical arguments and material techniques of arguably the single most exposed designer of the last century were overlooked at the time but have become urgently relevant today.
16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 320 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, paperback (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-428-0, English€30.00 / $40.00 / £25.00From October 2014
Landscape as the Cabinet of CuriositiesQuestions Towards a Position
Edited by Rebecca Bornhauser and Thomas Kissling, the Chair of Günther Vogt, Department of Architecture ETH Zürich
Inspired by the architects’ tradition of passing on experience in conversation form, this paperback book provides insights into the ideas, methods, and memories of one of Europe’s most innovative landscape architects. In twelve concise conversations, Vogt inquires into the meaning of landscape architecture in the context of the worldwide urbanization process, and tries to define this young discipline’s position. To this day, our concept of landscape appears to be influenced by an Arcadian ideal. Only when landscapes are understood on several levels, as the product of natural, cultural, and social processes, can atmospheric and living urban landscapes appropriate to the specific situation be created. Günther Vogt sees landscape architecture decidedly as part of a city, given its close relationship to topography, architecture, and infrastructure.
12 × 19 cm, 4¾ × 7½ in, approx. 160 pages, paperback (2012)
ISBN 978-3-03778-304-7, EnglishEnglish,
ISBN 978-3-03778-303-0, German€24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00From Oct 2014
German,€24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00From Oct 2014
From October 2014
Is there such a thing as “pure black”? In this book, Katrin Trautwein shows us how many shades of gray and different pigments can go into creating this special color, to which countless meanings are attached both in Western culture and other parts of the world. By means of high-grade screen prints, the publication makes the wide range of blacks tangible to the reader, belying the notion that black is the mere absence of light. On the contrary, the different black tones are uniquely suited to emphasizing nuances in lightness and darkness. These are the shades that create moods within architecture. A room can be designed without color, but not without light and shadow – without them, it would have no form. The fascinating palette of black tones is accompanied by an essay that illuminates the subject from different perspectives.
26 x 19 cm, 10 ¼ × 7 ½ in, 256 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-382-5, d/e€50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00From October 2014
Young-OldUrban Utopias of an Aging Society
Design: Studio Joost Grootens
Young-Old examines contemporary architectural and urban mutations that have emerged as a consequence of one of the key demographic transformations of our time: aging populations. Distinguishing between different phases of old age, the book identifies the group known as the “young old” as a remarkable petri dish for experiments in subjectivity, collectivity, and environment. In investigating this field of latent urban and architectural novelty, Young-Old asserts both the escapist and emancipatory dimensions of these practices.
Richly illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs, the volume documents phenomena ranging from the continuous, golf-cart-accessible urban landscapes of the world’s largest retirement community in Florida and the mono-national urbanizaciones of “the retirement home of Europe” on Costa del Sol, to the Dutch-themed residential community at Huis Ten Bosch in southern Japan.
17 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in, 384 pages, approx. 250 illustrations, hardcover (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-350-4, English€40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00New
From October 2014
The Inevitable Specificity of Cities
Edited by ETH Studio Basel
What is a city? What determines its specifi city? What shapes its quality? The evolution of the contemporary city does not follow a linear movement. It is shaped by transformation processes that are directed toward often distant and conflicting
goals. Even though cities are inscribed into global processes and networks, they develop their own specific ways of dealing with these conditions. They tend to produce and reproduce their own specificity, their own patterns and character traits.
Using the categories of territory, power, and difference — also lending the book its structure — the texts analyze different case studies of cities and urbanized territories, ranging from the Canary Islands to Hong Kong and Nairobi, unfolding the distinctiveness of their physical and social existences.
With contributions by Roger Diener, Mathias Gunz, Manuel Herz, Jacques Herzog, Rolf Jenni, Marcel Meili, Shadi Rahbaran, Christian Schmid, and Milica Topalovic.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
17.5 x 25 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ¾ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-374-0, English€50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00From October 2014
SQM: The Quantified HomeThoughts and Discussions on the Square Meter Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk 2014
Edited by Space Caviar
In 1968, the first Interieur Design Biennale in Kortrijk marked a point in time when the home was the main site not only of investigation, but for potential social change in the work of architects and designers. Yet the domestic realm progressively disappeared from the agenda over the subsequent decades, in parallel with the increasing marketization of real estate. As the financial crisis of 2008 made visible, homeownership became one more financial instrument to generate revenue—at the same time excluding the younger generations from the property market for the foreseeable future.
The square meter can be regarded as the basic unit of a new condition of unstable domesticity. The extent of individual movements, new social patterns, and different family models are all reshaping the very objects that surround us. Yet, this change has gone largely uncharted. By mapping the multiple fluctuations and meanings of one square meter, this project explores how global forces are transforming the scale of the home, from the urban scale down to furniture elements. SQM will draw on contributions from architects,designers, artists, and theorists, in order to bring the space of the domestic interior back into the debate.
16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 320 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, paperback (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-453-2, English€35.00 / $50.00 / £30.00From October 2014
It has always been there, it has only grown stronger
Over the now more than forty-five years that he has been studying and exploring photography, Christian Vogt has discovered new visual vocabularies again and again. His new work, It has always been there, it has only grown stronger, consists almost exclusively of contrasting pairs of pictures. In it he also questions the relationship between visible reality and its photographic reproduction, between image and text, between seeing and knowing. Deliberately dispensing with digital photography and occasionally working with a pinhole camera, he deals with the “necessary nonsense,” with unifying opposites, with actual and supposed paradoxes, defining some things through exploration and allowing others to remain undefined.
24 x 16,5 cm, 9 ½ x 6 ½ in, 160 pages, approx. 100 illustrations, hardcover (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-455-6, English€25.00 / $40.00 / £25.00From October 2014
Cutting Matta-ClarkThe Anarchitecture Project
Edited by James Graham
In Collaboration with Columbia GSAPP Books
Of the many shows at the fabled 112 Greene Street gallery—an artistic epicenter of New York’s downtown scene in the 1970s—the Anarchitecture group show of March 1974 has been the subject of the most enduring discussion, despite a complete lack of documentation about it. Anarchitecture has become a foundational myth, but one that remains to be properly understood. Stemming from a series of meetings organized by Gordon Matta-Clark and refl ecting his long-standing interest in architecture, the Anarchitecture exhibition was conceived as an anonymous group statement in photographs about the intersection of art and building. But did it actually happen? It exists only through oblique archival traces and the memories of the participants. Cutting Matta-Clark investigates the Anarchitecture group as a kind of collective research seminar, through extensive interviews with the protagonists and a dossier of all the available evidence. The dossier includes a collection of Matta-Clark’s aphoristic “art cards,” the 96 photographs that were produced by the various participants for possible inclusion in the exhibition, and images from a recently unearthed video of Matta-Clark’s now famous bus trip to see Splitting in Englewood, New Jersey.
Interviews with: Laurie Anderson, Liza Béar, Jane Crawford, Susan Ensley, Tina Girouard, Dan Graham, Jene Highstein Bernard and Susan Kirschenbaum, Jeffrey Lew, Richard Nonas.
16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 400 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, paperback (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-427-3, English€33.00 / $45.00 / £28.00From October 2014
Thoughts on Designing Information
Eighteen internationally reputed designers were interviewed by the editors Inge Gobert and Johan Van Looveren. All are active in the broad field of information design: interactive, editorial, and environmental design, data visualization, wayfinding, typography, cartography...This book contains reflections on the field of information design and its boundaries, working methods, client-designer relations, attitudes, dreams, and frustrations. Special emphasis is placed on how future information designers can be effectively prepared to work in a world that is supposed to provide constant access to information.
Interviews with: Johannes Bergerhausen, Peter Crnokrak / The Luxury of Protest, Brendan Dawes, Rose Epple, Tim Fendley / Applied, Joost Grootens / Studio Joost Grootens, Fernando Gutiérrez / Studio Fernando Gutiérrez, Joe Malia / BERG, Joris Maltha / Catalogtree, Morag Myerscough / Studio Myerscough, Maria da Gandra & Maaike van Neck / MWMcreative, Mark Porter / Mark Porter Associates, Lizá Ramalho & Arthur Rebelo / R2, Andréas Uebele / Büro Uebele Visuelle Kommunikation, Gerlinde Schuller / The World as Flatland, Karsten Schmidt, Andrew Vande Moere, Marius Watz.
22 x 29 cm, 8 ½ x 11 ½ in, approx. 192 pages, approx. 230 illustrations, softcover (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-436-5, English€25.00 / $35.00 / £20.00From October 2014
PresenceA Conversation at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich
Edited by Philip Ursprung, Mechtild Widrich, Jürg Berthold
The concept of “presence” has made a prominent return to the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Zurich’s historical Cabaret Voltaire – cradle of the Dada movement nearly a century ago – an experimental international symposium put the topic of “presence” under the microscope, reversing academic routine. Not at all one of those usual post-conference books, this volume is conceived as a theatrical polylogue of speakers, ideas, and offstage characters. The discussion has been transcribed and edited. Monologues, more like traditional statements, are collaged into this conversation so as to reveal new juxtapositions and to give a performative turn to the concept of presence. The lively conversation is enhanced by theatrical conventions: characters enter and exit, and stage directions mirror some of the spatial proximity of the cabaret.
Among the participants: Elisabeth Bronfen, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Michael Hampe, Mark Jarzombek, Amelia Jones, Tom Levin, Dieter Mersch, Rebecca Schneider, Peter Zumthor.
15 x 24 cm, 6 x 9 ½ in, 256 pages, paperback (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-454-9, English€25.00 / $35.00 / £22.00From October 2014
Ladislav SutnarVisual Design in Action
Edited by Reto Caduff and Steven Heller
Facsimile Reprint of the original book with the same title published in 1961
Sutnar’s brilliant structural systems for clarifying otherwise dense industrial data placed him in the pantheon of Modernist pioneers and made him one of the visionaries of what is today called “information design.” Visual Design in Action is a snapshot of Sutnar’s American period (1939-1976), and includes graphics for Carr’s Department Store, advertisements for the Vera Neumann Company, identity for Addo-X, and other stunningly contemporary works. He is best known for his total design concept for the Sweets Catalog Service and lesser known for introducing the parenthesis as a way to typographically distinguish the area code from the rest of a phone number.
Visual Design in Action is a testament to the historical relevance of Modernism and the philosophical resonance of Sutnar’s focus on the functional beauty of total clarity. This reprint of Visual Design in Action (originally published in limited quantities in 1961) is as spot-on about the power of design and “design thinking” as it ever was.
21,5 x 31,5 cm, 8 ½ x 12 ½ in, 188 pages, approx. 378 illustrations, hardcover (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-424-2, English€78.00From October 2014
Neubau Forst Catalogue
Developed and edited by Neubau
Neubau Forst Catalogue is a collection of detailed silhouettes of urban trees and separate tree sculptures. In years of manual work, using a method developed especially for this project, these details have been digitally removed from their original urban surroundings in Berlin. The materials are distinguished by their extent, outstanding quality of detail, and excellent resolution of the usual autotraced digital tree library.
The Berlin trees were selected according to a special matrix. The letters of the name of the design studio, NEUBAU, were laid over a map of Berlin. The trees that were located at the structural anchor points of the letters were marked to appear in the Neubau Forst Catalogue. Over a period of time, from 2009 to 2013, these trees were systematically photographed, documented, and catalogued in the summer and winter seasons. Neubau’s process of selection and distillation gives the trees a timeless validity, and they can be used universally in future images. Additionally, so-called “tree modules” were removed from existing separate trees. They can be set in front of both dark and light backgrounds of any kind and photographed without any flash. There are endless combinations of ready-to-use trees and different modules.
24 x 28 x 4.7 cm, 9.5 x 11 x 1.98 in, 432 pages, 765 full-color illustrations (315 HD-bitmap tree masks, 327 HD-bitmap tree modules, 40 HD vector trees, 72 illus. of bark, 144 documentary illus.), paperback (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-435-8, Englisch€50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00From November 2014
OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)
Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački, Ashley Schafer, Michael Kubo
Available in the US and Canada: 2015
The OfficeUS Atlas collects the exhibition research in an archive of nearly 1000 architectural projects. Organized according to individual firm histories, the Atlas documents the development of U.S. architectural offi ces working abroad from 1914 to the present. Offices and their projects are illustrated by over 1200 photographs and architectural drawings.
16 x 24 cm, 6¼ × 9½ in, 1250 Seiten, ca. 2000 Abbildungen, Softcover (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-438-9, English€50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00From February 2015
BakuOil and Urbanism
Edited by Eve Blau with Ivan Rupnik
With a portfolio of contemporary Baku by photographer Iwan Baan
Baku: Oil and Urbanism is the first architectural study of the relationship between oil and urbanism. Its focus is Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan and formerly part of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. Since the late 19th century, oil and urbanism have been intertwined in the spaces of the city. Later, Baku was the site of one of the most spectacular experiments in Soviet urban and infrastructural design—“Neft Dashlari,” the first off-shore drilling facility in the world, a city built on trestles in the Caspian Sea. Today, Baku is undergoing its second major oil boom. The book examines how urban design, planning, and architecture have dealt with the issue of oil in varying political conditions. Working with maps and archival photographs, the book analyzes sites, buildings, urban fabric, plans to understand the evolution of the city.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 700 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-306-1, Englisch€50.00 / $60.00 / £45.00From March 2015
The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory:
Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet
Herausgegeben von Kjetil A. Jakobsen und Trond E. Bjorli
In 1912, the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn (1860–1940) founded “The Archives of the Planet,” an extensive collection of photographs and films that today contains 72,000 autochromes and 183,000 meters of film. Between 1909 and 1932, Kahn sent documentarists to sixty countries on four continents to capture on film and in autochromes the everyday life and the art, culture, and religion of different societies. He was convinced that the knowledge of foreign cultures promoted mutual respect among people. The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory: Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet offers insights into this fascinating collection of visual records. Texts by Jay Winter, Paula Amad, Kjetil A. Jakobsen, Trond E. Bjorli, and Gilles Baud-Berthier discuss the role of the then new media in establishing a cosmopolitan and pacifist worldview as well as Henri Bergson’s influence on Albert Kahn. In addition, Trond Lundemo reflects on the medial conditions of analogous imagery, seen from our perspective of the digital age.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 400 pages, approx. 250 illustrations, hardcover
ISBN 978-3-03778-340-5, English€50.00 / $65.00 / £45.00